There were a total of 650 coffeeshops in the Netherlands that sold small amounts of cannabis in 2010. A majority of the coffeeshops were located in North and South provinces.
Between 2008 and 2010, teenagers in the United States who have used marijuana within the past year increased from 32 percent to 39 percent. Teenagers who used ecstasy within the past year between 2008 and 2010 also increased from 6 percent to 10 percent.
New York City spends up to $75 Million a year locking up people who were caught with marijuana. In the city, there are 50,000 arrests each year for marijuana, with 86 percent of people arrested being black or Latino.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Afghanistan is the largest producer of hashish in the world, producing between 1,500 to 3,500 metric tons of hashish per year. Cannabis production earns Afghan farmers a higher net income when compared to opium. An Afghan farmer can earn up to $3,341 per hectare growing cannabis compared to $2,005 per hectare growing opium. The difference in costs is due to lower labor costs involved in growing cannabis.
The price of Mexican marijuana sold in Los Angeles, California increased by 60 percent between 2006 and 2010, while the price of domestically grown marijuana doubled during the same period.
United States officials seized around 7,500 pounds of Marijuana from entering the United States from Canada in 2009. On the Southern border, 3.2 Million pounds of Marijuana was seized from entering the country from Mexico.
Marijuana grown and produced in Canada at indoor facilities are sold on the black market between $2,500 to $5,2000 a pound. Less potent marijuana from Mexico is sold for $1,700 to $2,000 a pound.
Drug trafficking on the border between Canada and the United States lead to US authorities seizing 3,423 kilo of marijuana in 2009, a 22 percent increase from the 2,792 kilos of marijuana seized in 2007. Ecstasy seizures was also up from previous years, with 2,167,238 dosage units of ecstasy seized in 2009, up 6 times from the 312,389 dosage units of ecstasy seized in 2004.
In 2010, authorities in Colombia seized 200 tons of marijuana, an increase of 38 percent from 2009. Out of the total amount seized, 28 tons of marijuana had been grown using hydroponic technology in greenhouses across the country.
From 2006 to 2010, the seizures of marijuana in the state of California increased by 300 percent.